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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seventeen weeks 1.17.2010


An onion, apparently. I preferred the fruit.

The baby now has fingerprints this week and is storing up fat deposits. I hope its growing little rolls on its legs! Plenty to squish! Also, the baby is now sensitive to touch and is able to hear outside of the womb.

Still feeling very tired. In fact, I've only been awake a total of four hours from 11pm last night to 8:33pm tonight. I just can't stay awake. But other times, I get these periods of high energy during which my whole house becomes my victim.

I'm also getting tired of eating so much crap. I was happier eating my smaller and healthier meals. The doctor informed me last week that I should have gained some weight by now but I've still been consistently losing. I eat when I'm hungry and I'm eating smart but my stomach shrank from not being able to eat much those first few months. Now my mom and Greg are teamed up to feed me as much food as possible. Greg made a huge breakfast complete with tons of bacon that he made me eat. I'm also trying to eat dairy, for the sake of the baby. I absolutely am disgusted by milk but I'm stuck drinking it. EEEwwwww. I am trying to trick myself into drinking it. I make hot chocolate or milk with strawberry syrup in it to disguise it. Greg made me some milkshakes with a bit of ice cream in them. Whatever I've got to do.

Baby is kicking away!

I still don't feel like I'm showing much. I still have that obnoxious "baby cushion" roll that, despite my weight loss everywhere else, never budged. I have a small bump below my underwear line that is obvious to Greg and I but its nothing compared to pictures of friends at 17 weeks. I can only assume its because of the rough first tri but doc says its normal not to be showing; more so because its my first.

I guess I'm gonna have to start rubbing that nasty cocoa butter stuff on me. Every time I've tried before, it made me nauseated but it should be better now. Don't want those stretch marks at 23!

February 4th we find out if its a boy or a girl. That is two days before I'm 20 weeks. It can't come fast enough. I'll let you know how that goes!!

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